St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Bostall Park
Fr. John O'Donoghue 420a Long Lane, Bexleyheath, DA7 5JW (T: 020-8303 2189)




Month of October 2017 A

Sunday 8th October a

Thursday 12th


Faith and Culture day
11am Mass - All Parishioners
Community Shared Lunch after Mass



Mary Staunton (RIP)

St Thomas More Luncheon Club. All are welcome

Monday 9th

Friday 13th


Louise McGrath (RIP)


Monica Gomes (RIP) (D’Silva)

Tuesday 10th

Saturday 14th


Paki McGowan (RIP) (Maloney Family)



Monsignor Patrick Somide and Calistus Olomofe (RIP) (Elizabeth Olomofe)

Vincent and Helen D’Souza (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday 11th Sunday 15th October - 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Laura Liddon (RIP)



All Parishioners

Intentions of the Dearie Family (Kathleen McGowan)


First Reading: (Isa: 5:1-7). This poem and love-song uses the metaphor of a vineyard to describe God’s lavish care for his people.

Second Reading: (Phil 4:6-9). ¬†We hear St Paul’s exhortation not to worry but rather to turn to the God of peace in prayer and to take the apostle himself as a model.

The Gospel: (Mt.21:33-43). Jesus’ parable of the tenants and the vineyard confronts us with the duty to produce fruit worthy of the Kingdom of God.

Responsorial Psalm (102): The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel


Ladies Wednesday Club

Meeting on the 11th and 25th October. Information contact: Mary Kearns 0208 304 2456




Fr. John's Absence

Fr John will be attending a conference organised by our Archbishop. It will take place in a former seminary in Merville, France. Two groups of clergy have already been to Merville. The purpose of the conference is to provide a setting for reflection on Pope Francis’ letter on Marriage and Family Life. The title of the Popes letter is ‘Laetita Amoris’, (The Joy of Love). The Mass intentions for next week’s Masses will be said by Fr John whilst in Merville. Fr John will travel from Ebbsfleet on a return ticket, on the Eurostar.




CAFOD Family Fast Day

We will be welcoming a speaker from CAFOD next weekend 14th and 15th October and envelopes will be available to collect. These envelopes will be collected the following weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October.




Guide for Readers

Our regular readers can collect the Guide from the Sacristy this Sunday.




Church Lights Update

By the time you read this, a more in-depth examination of the church lights will have taken place. So by next weekend we will have a clearer picture of the situation vis a vis the lights. We thank you for your donations so far.




Co-Workers of St.Teresa of Calcutta

As the Christmas Season approaches the Co-Workers appeal to your generosity for gifts for the homeless. E.g. Woolly hats, scarves, gloves, socks, toiletries such as flannels, soap, hand towels and disposable razors (No second hand items please). Thank you for your support now and in the past. Items may be left at the Repository or telephone 0208 304 7996. The final date for collection will be the 5th November. (Therese Quirke)




Confirmation Candidates 2018

All those in Year 10 wishing to join our programme, beginning in early November, are invited to fill in the form which they can get from the Presbytery.




First Holy Communion 2018

: parents with children in Year 3 at primary school be Catholic or not are invited to write to Fr. John if they wish to receive help in preparing their children for First Holy Communion. The cut off day for applications is Sunday 22nd October.


Mass attendence on 1st October 2017: 296

Counters -08.10.2017